Category Archives: Classic Shows

This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: John Saxon stars in “A Portrait of Elizabeth,” airing Jan. 23, 1976

A PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH Original Air Date: January 23, 1976 Synopsis. John Saxon stars as Dave Delaroux, Beth’s client—and new boyfriend. Delaroux, the controller for the local branch of a national corporation, wants Rockford to determine whether someone in his … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno stars in “The Paper Palace,” the first of her three appearances as Rita Capkovic, airing Jan. 20, 1978

THE PAPER PALACE Original Air Date: January 20, 1978  Synopsis. EGOT winner Rita Moreno stars as Rita Capkovic, a career prostitute who aches for genuine friendship: She’s so lonely that she often wheels an empty cart around a supermarket just … Continue reading

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Celebrating Betty White: Next on TVC

Please join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a special program-length celebration of the life and career of Betty White, airing Jan. 21-23 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 1/21 … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: William Reynolds stars in “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, airing on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Patricia Crowley and Ted Shackelford star in “Guilt,” airing Jan. 19, 1979

GUILT Original Air Date: January 19, 1979 Synopsis. Bittersweet memories of a failed love affair and unresolved feelings of guilt come to the surface when Rockford receives a cry for help from Valerie Pointer (played by Patricia Crowley), the woman … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 564.4 with guest Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Emmys’ Biggest Change Since 1974 Original Airdates: Jan. 14-16, 2022 TVC 564.4: Adam Sharp, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (aka the Daytime Emmys), discusses the recent collaboration between the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Prime … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 564.3 with guest Jordan Young is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, and The Tonight Show Original Airdates: Jan. 14-16, 2022 TVC 564.3: Part 2 of our conversation with Jordan Young about the television career of bandleader Spike Jones, including the collaboration between Jones and Ernie Kovacs that … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 564.1 with guest Ron Bacon is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Ron Bacon and The Chicken Man Original Airdates: Jan. 14-16, 2022 TVC 564.1: Part 1 of our final conversation with Ron Bacon, the Emmy Award-winning associate director who was also one of the true pioneers of network television. Ron Bacon … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 564.6 with guest Geoffrey Mark, host of GEOFFREY MARK PLAYS ELLA, is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Geoffrey Mark, Host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella Original Airdates: Jan. 14-16, 2022 TVC 564.6: From the floor of the Hollywood Museum’s recent Celebrity Authors Forum: Ed welcomes Geoffrey Mark, host of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella, a new radio show … Continue reading

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